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Tuesday BP: What if the Dodgers win a 48-game season?

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You don’t want it to happen, but it would be kind of funny.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Photo by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Hello and happy Tuesday to you.

We may or may not have a 2020 MLB season. But if we do, it’s increasingly looking likely that it will only be about 48 games.

Even if MLB played 100 games, this year would be remembered as the coronavirus season, and it would always come with that disclaimer. But if the season is just 48 games? Well that’s coming with an enormous asterisk.

Because I’m a masochist, I’ve been doing something I otherwise never do: Thinking about the Los Angeles Dodgers winning the World Series. As a San Francisco Giants fan, I do not want that to happen.

But I have to admit that it would be kind of funny. The powerhouse Dodgers, who have won 90 or more games in each of the least seven years but somehow always trip over their own shoelaces at the finish line, only being able to win a World Series in a pandemic-shortened season.

Finally winning a title, but having it be the title that no one really thinks of as being a legitimate championship. The title that makes everyone say, “Aww, that’s kind of cute.”

But then I think of the Dodgers just not being able to win, even in an upside-down season, and I find that even funnier.


Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?

Yes.

June 9, 1997: Against the Florida Marlins, Bonds hit a 3-run home run in the 5th inning off of Pat Rapp, scoring Jose Vizcaino and Jeff Kent. It gave the Giants a 6-0 lead, and they would win 7-4. It was his 11th homer of the year.

More importantly, on this date in history he gave Roger Clemens a mean staredown after getting plunked.


Giants links

Have a great Tuesday, one and all.